I know I mention this a few times on my blog but your boudoir photos are YOUR photos, not mine. I am very protective of my client’s privacy and about 80% of my clients remain private. I don’t share photos that I don’t have permission to share. I’m eternally grateful to my clients that allow me to showcase their photos, because I only share real clients – never models!
This beautiful woman has allowed me to share photos that don’t reveal her identity. Here’s her testimonial about her boudoir experience. She’s had two – can’t wait for the third!
“I will be honest in that I didn’t even know what boudoir photography was before I met Maura. She was taking photos at a local 5k I was running. I “liked” her page simply to see if any photos of me made the cut. I started checking out other photos that Maura had taken, but I became particularly interested in the boudoir photography that she was doing.
Now, like many of you, I, too, have insecurities about my body. I was interested in scheduling a shoot, but I didn’t know if it would be worth the money and I wasn’t sure if it was something I could be comfortable doing. Not feeling comfortable in my skin was definitely a reason to avoid scheduling a session. I kept telling myself I shouldn’t spend the money, and I left it at that.
Finally, last fall, Maura posted about sessions she was booking for Christmas. I didn’t have a gift for my husband yet, so I thought, WHY NOT? I finally got up the courage to commit to a shoot and once the deposit was paid, there was no backing out.
I was SUPER nervous about my shoot. Like ridiculously nervous. I made up an elaborate story to tell my husband so he wouldn’t have any idea what was going on. I also was really worried that my husband wouldn’t like the pictures. Looking back on it now, I cannot believe how silly I was.
So I met Maura. First of all, she opens her home to you. Literally, her home is her studio. I was so confused at first! But she welcomes you into her home and she treats you like you have been friends forever. The shoot was amazing. I spent the entire time laughing. I will say that as soon as I walked in the door, I didn’t feel nervous or awkward at all. Not even for one minute. Maura is truly an experience–and I mean that in the absolute best way possible. She is truly FANTASTIC. Not only does she take amazing photos (really, AMAZING), but she gives you so much more than that. Maura helped me get past some of my insecurities. She didn’t look at me and comment on my flaws; instead, she worked to highlight my assets (yes, that is somewhat of a pun LOL). She spent the entire time telling me how I was killing it. She gave me a TON of confidence.
When the pictures finally came– OH MY GOSH. I couldn’t believe it was me. Yes, of course, there’s photo editing, but the pure talent Maura has is visible in every single photo. I just couldn’t believe how amazing the photos looked, and husband agreed! It was by far one of the most unique and meaningful gifts I have been able to give him. And someday, when I’m 80, I’ll have those photos to remind me of what once was.
I hope you made it to the end of this, because I think what I have to say next is the biggest testament to how I feel about Maura and her work. I have scheduled my next session with Maura. She is amazing, and what she does is worth EVERY. SINGLE. PENNY!!”
Thank to to this amazing woman for sharing her story! <3